March 9-10: Chattahoochee Valley Camellia Society's Camellia Show

The Chattahoochee Valley Camellia Society's Camellia Show is 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 at The Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. The show, sanctioned by the American Camellia Society, will have more than 20 judges, led by well-known Atlanta Camellia enthusiast, John Newsome. There will be many categories for growers of all levels, including novice, and many cash awards. County Line Nurseries from Byron, Georgia, will be selling Camellias on Saturday during the Show at the Museum.

The Camellia Show is open to the public free of charge and spectators as well as exhibitors are welcome. You do not need to be a Camellia Society member to enter blooms or to attend. In addition to viewing the breathtaking blooms entered in the Show, you may take advantage of the many exciting exhibitions on view at the Columbus Museum and take a tour of the lovely Bradley Olmsted Garden. The 2012 Show brought 1,000 patrons and more than 850 gorgeous blooms.

According to Sam Wellborn, President of the CVCS, all blooms may be brought to the Columbus Museum between 7-10am on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Those entering the Show for the first time should arrive at the Columbus Museum loading dock no later than 9am, so that you have plenty of time to enter your beauties before judging begins. Camellia Society members will be available to help.

For more information about the Show contact Minnie Bradley 706-322-6903 or Mary Elsie Martin 706-323-0069.